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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-01-2014, 11:58 PM
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Posted By tanksalot
A tale of two aquariums

I have two planted aquariums. One (110 gal.) has pH-controlled CO2 (pH=6.5) and an Eheim 2217 filter. Soil substrate covered with Turface, 15 years old. Temp. is 82F. Lighting is 2 T-5's. I add...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-07-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,758
Posted By tanksalot
Very, very interesting thread!!! It's like...

Very, very interesting thread!!! It's like having a miniature gold mine, and waiting for the gold to mature. Good Luck!!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-29-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By tanksalot
Thank you, both. Hoppy, that makes sense, since...

Thank you, both. Hoppy, that makes sense, since the water circulation and light availability would be much better with the plants separated. I wish I WERE a meticulous aquarium keeper, but I guess...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-29-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By tanksalot
Bunch plant "rootlets"

After I put a nice bunch plant in my fertilized, CO2-enriched aquarium, the bunch starts putting out fine white "rootlets" that the plant didn't have before. Looking at photos of "planted show...
Forum: Substrate 03-29-2013, 02:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,335
Posted By tanksalot
"Free shipping if you purchase $99 worth of...

"Free shipping if you purchase $99 worth of qualifying stuff. The Amazonia is qualifying so grab 4 bags and it ships free."

Purchase from where?

Tanksalot
Forum: Tank Journals 03-27-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2,247
Views: 278,190
Posted By tanksalot
Thanks, Tom! I'll set up a series of foam...

Thanks, Tom!

I'll set up a series of foam filters, and clean/change out half each time.

Before I drilled the tank, I had a hang-on overflow which would periodically lose its' siphon with...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-27-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 2,247
Views: 278,190
Posted By tanksalot
Tom: The tank looks incredible, with the...

Tom:
The tank looks incredible, with the water totally, totally clear. I have a drilled 90 gal. (former reef tank) and a modified wet/dry filter, and your tank epitomizes what I'd like to have...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-22-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,278
Posted By tanksalot
Thanks, everyone, for your replies. I...

Thanks, everyone, for your replies.

I finally correlated the fact that my neighbor (behind me) did a massive tree-trimming this spring before the algae problem became obvious. In the years...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-22-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,278
Posted By tanksalot
Award for algae problem? PLEASE HELP!

I have a CO2-supplemented 55 gal. planted aquarium in my sunroom. It's got a built-in overflow to the outside, and has been set up there for many years. I'd very much prefer not to move it. Here's...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-12-2007, 07:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,173
Posted By tanksalot
Yashua: I like your organizational...

Yashua:

I like your organizational system! Color-coded even!

Any reason not to put all 3 materials together and give it 3 squirts of the mixture?

Tanksalot
Stan F.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-12-2007, 03:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,173
Posted By tanksalot
Rex: I realize the adding of a small amount...

Rex:
I realize the adding of a small amount of dry material daily is a very small price to pay for enjoying the beauty of a nice planted tank, and for most people buying a specialty pump for...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2006, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,779
Posted By tanksalot
I have a used xp-3 that you can have for $75 plus...

I have a used xp-3 that you can have for $75 plus actual UPS. It comes with the sponge pads and baskets, but no intake or outflow tubing. PM me if you're interested.

Stan F.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-01-2006, 01:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,322
Posted By tanksalot
Thanks for the insight!! I've always used...

Thanks for the insight!!

I've always used a pH controller & CO2 to keep the pH about 6.8 or so, thinking that with a KH of about 5 -7, the CO2 level should be decent. From your response, which...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-31-2006, 12:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,322
Posted By tanksalot
Very interesting thread!! But..........what are...

Very interesting thread!! But..........what are you doing different now??

From reading the beginning (2005) part, it's clear that despite following all the good advice and testing for nutrient...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2006, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By tanksalot
Glass-Ceramic Diffusers

I received today 3 very nice glass/ceramic diffusers, from a Singapore ebay seller. I was thrilled !!!! $30 for 3 glass "works of art". Worked well when put in under CO2 pressure, and they looked...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-24-2006, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By tanksalot
Why Alternate trace/macro's?

In browsing fertilizer threads, it's apparent that alternating the addition of trace elements to macro's is the preferred method. On the other hand, in maintaining reef aquaria, as well as in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-11-2006, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By tanksalot
Dosing/Wc "system" suggestions

I have a 55 gal. planted tank in my sunroom in CT. It's lit by a single 40 watt fluorescent plant light and ambient light. I have a gallon of Greg Watson's PMDD mixed 12 TBS/gal., and the ability to...
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